After not playing a game for 658 days, the University of Dayton football team failed to score in the first half and fell behind, 3-0, but behind runningback Jake Chisholm, quarterback Jack Cook and a completely new offensive line the Flyers took complete control in the second half to beat Eastern Illinois, 17-10. Read more UD Football by Hal McCoy inside todays Press Pros.
The guy you know the least about by season's end may be the one you know the most about regarding Dayton football. Running back Jake Chisholm is short in stature, but his productive skills cast a long shadow. Hal McCoy writes about him in today's Press Pros.
On media day for University of Dayton football it was hard to tell what coach Rick Chamberlin was more excited about...football itself, or the new practice digs underway adjacent to UD Arena. Both portend to be pretty nice. Hal McCoy writes for today's Press Pros.
University of Dayton safety Brandon Easterling (below, in red) has his sights sets on football now, and some football later...and a PFL title in between to help make up for two years of lost time. Hal McCoy writes Flyer football for Press Pros.
They work out and watch as the rest of the Pioneer Football League plays spring football. But coach Rick Chamberlin is satisfied, if not impatient. The extra time will pay dividends for the football Flyers in the fall. Hal McCoy writes for today's Press Pros.
It is a consolation prize for the on-again, off-again Flyers of 2021, but Anthony Grant says to a man they're excited about having at least one more game to play - none more than Jalen Crutcher. Hal McCoy writes for Press Pros.
Which Flyers do you get? The ones who turned out miserable last week against St. Joseph...or the ones who rebounded to take A-10 champs St. Bonaventure Monday night? Freshman Mustapha Amzil (below) gave them a big lift. Read Hal McCoy.
Coach and Crutcher....! The Dayton Flyers were six-point underdogs at home to a strong Saint Louis team, but on Senior Night seniors Jalen Crutcher (below), Ibi Watson and J0rdy Tshimanga buried the Billikens, 76-63, as UD's stout defense forced the losers into 19 for 70 shooting. Hal McCoy writes for Saturday's Press Pros.
Freshman Zimi Nwokeja had the best night of his career (29 pts), but after building a 58-40 lead with 10 minutes to play, the Dayton Flyers went into snooze mode and watched Rhode Island thunder back and win a stunner in double over-time. Hal McCoy writes today's feature.
VUC came to UD Arena Tuesday night, subbing in for Covid-19 stricken Massachusetts and for the second time this season applied heavy defensive pressure to shut down Jalen Crutcher (eight points) and the Flyers, 76-67. Read Hal McCoy.
For the second time this year, George Mason came to UD Arena to face the Flyers and the result was identical, the same score, a 74-65 UD victory. George Mason was a stand-in replacement for Richmond, a program stopped by COVID-19. Read Hal McCoy.
Duquesne returns the favor by beating the Flyers in Pittsburgh after the Flyers won the first game at UD Arena. UD was off-kilter and off-target offensively and made only 8 of 35 three-point shots en route to 69-64 defeat.
After trailing for nearly all of the first half, UD's Flyer started the second half on a 15-0 run that put them on the road to beating Rhode Island, 67-56, with Ibi Watson and Jordy Tshimanga coming out of a cold tank to lead Dayton to its sixth Atlantic 10 victory. Hal McCoy writes the story for Press Pros.
When he arrived at Dayton from Memphis he was so quiet no one noticed him. Now what Jalen Crutcher does with the basketball and the game on the line screams for national attention. Hal McCoy features the most valuable Flyer in today's Press Pros.
Jalen Crutcher scores 14 points in the final four minutes as the Flyers pull a surprise on Saint Louis, playing its first game in 34 days after COVID-19 put the program on pause in December 23 when the Billikens were 7-1. Hal McCoy writes.